A genus of showy flowering shrubs mostly locals of China or of the united states false honeysuckle The genus is hardly distinct from Rhododendron
- any of numerous decorative bushes grown for their showy plants of numerous colors
- A genus of showy flowering bushes, mainly natives of China or of united states; false honeysuckle. The genus is scarcely distinct from Rhododendron.
Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Female
1753, coined by Linnaeus from fem. of Greek azaleos "dry," related to azein "to run dry" (see ash (n.1)). The plant flourishes in sandy earth.
(n.) A genus of showy flowering bushes, mainly natives of Asia or of united states; untrue honeysuckle. The genus is scarcely distinct from Rhododendron.
A great variety of shrubs grow on these slopes of the western Caucasus, chiefly the following species, several of which are indigenous - Rhododendron ponticum, Azalea pontica, Aristotelia maqui, Agave between 1864 and 1878, and the country where they had lived remained for the most part unoccupied until after the beginning of the 10th century.